One of the best parts of Captain America was Hayley Atwell’s performance as Peggy Carter, a strong-willed soldier who was more than a match for Steve Rogers.
Unfortunately, Carter didn’t appear in The Avengers, though there was a scene referencing the character that didn’t make it into the movie. In it, Cap reads through a dossier on his friends from World War II and learns that Carter is still alive. Joss Whedon also wrote a scene where Rogers meets up with present day Peggy, now 70 years older, but it was never filmed.
Many were hoping that this scene might make it into Captain America 2, but it looks like that might not be happening (at least not with Atwell in old person make-up). In a recent interview with Time Out London, Atwell confirmed that she wouldn’t be making an appearance in the film. Carter won’t appear in any flashback sequences either.
Does that also mean that an older Carter won’t show up in the film, played by a different actress? Not necessarily. We know that Captain America will meet Peggy’s niece Sharon Carter as a love interest and that several actresses are in discussions for the role, with Jessica Brown Findlay currently in the lead for the part. Maybe we’ll see a scene where Peggy Carter shows up to give Steve the go-ahead to date her relative.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier will see star Chris Evans reprise his role as Steve Rogers/Captain America. It will also see newcomers Anthony Mackie in the role of the Falcon and Frank Grillo as the villain Crossbones. Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, and Cobie Smulders will reprise their respective roles as Nick Fury, Black Widow, and Agent Maria Hill. Sebastian Stan will also return as Bucky Barnes, the titular villain.
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Captain America: The Winter Soldier hits theaters April 4th, 2014.
Source: Time Out London